Very rare Jaeger-LeCoultre “Weems” RAF Mk VIIA Wristwatch c.1940.
These watches are extremely rare as only around 2,500 were issued to the RAF at the outbreak of hostilities during World War Two and many will have no doubt seen action during the early dark days of the Battle of Britain and beyond.
There were five manufacturers of these very special timepieces; Longines, Omega, Jager-LeCoultre, Zenith and Movado.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre “Weems” watch was issued to pilots and navigators and features a moveable outer bezel which is set to the second’s hand to calculate longitude to aid navigation.
The Weems watch takes its name from Lt.Cdr P.V. Weems who was a well-known aviator, navigator and instructor at the Naval Officer School at Annapolis, Maryland, in the U.S.A.
Jaeger-LeCoultre examples of these watches are highly prized and are seldom offered for sale. As such, the watch for sale represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a superb piece of British WW2 aviation history.